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Virtual Advising

Students have the ability to meet with an academic advisor from a distance. Virtual Advising allows students to plan, select and register for classes with the help of an academic advisor.

Are you a visiting student?

If you are a visiting student working towards a four-year degree at another institution, you may be able to register without the assistance of an academic advisor. Please go to the visiting student registration page for more details.

Do you have general questions?

Would you like more information about how to change a major program, complete a degree audit or apply for graduation?  Do you have questions about how to add classes, drop classes or withdraw from classes? If so, please email us at


Academic Advisors are now available Monday-Thursday from 8am-7pm and Fridays from 8am-4:30pm for the open Virtual Advising Chat sessions to assist students in registering for fall classes. 

If you would like to complete a change of major or ask questions, please email

If you have not already completed an application for admissions and been admitted to the college, please click here to create an account and complete your application.

For questions about the Advising Chat, please contact Donna Williamson, or Mara Barekzai,

VISITING STUDENTS:  Accelerate your progress towards a four-year degree at another institution, you may be able to register without the assistance of a virtual advisor. Please go to the visiting student registration page  for more details.

Tips for Making the Most of Your Advising Session

Your time is precious. Make the most of your virtual advising session. Following are a few tips for making your session as productive as possible:

  • Plan wisely and early don't wait until the last minute to schedule an appointment. Refer to the Academic Calendar for the semester for which you are registering for deadline dates.
  • Know how your education is being funded and the policies and requirements which affect funding before registering for classes. For information on the financial aid application process, go to Financial Aid. You can find complete information on payment information and deadlines at Payment Due Dates.
  • If you have transcripts from another college or university, make sure they have arrived before you complete your virtual advising session. Remember we must have an official copy of your transcript(s) from previous college work in our hands no later than two (2) business days before your scheduled virtual advising session. Have copies of those transcripts in front of you for use during your virtual advising session.
  • If you are unsure of your major program of study, contact the Career Counseling Office before scheduling an appointment for virtual advising.
  • If you are a returning student, know the requirements of your program. Information on all CCAC programs can be found in the College Catalog. You can create a tentative schedule of classes for the semester in which you are registering by referring to the Credit Schedule for the semester in which you plan to register.
  • Have your photo ID in front of you when you begin your virtual advising session. Your academic advisor cannot proceed with your appointment if you do not have a valid photo ID.